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I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
27th-Feb-2010 06:57 am
Title: Burrower
Word count: 200
Characters/pairings: Ron/Draco
Rating: PG
Warnings: fluff
Disclaimer: The boys belong to JKR, even though I’m often much nicer to them than she is.
Author’s Notes: This was written for the current rondracodrabble challenge, heart.

Ron’s always been the kind to stay close to home: to light, and food, and the comfort of warm bodies and voices mingling. Clubs have never held much appeal; his social life takes place in warm corners of his world.

Feeling his way towards friendship with Draco, he starts to spend long hours away from his flat: they spend hours in cafes and parks instead. It’s out of character, but it’s the least peculiar thing in his life just now so Ron doesn’t question it. He returns to his flat only to sleep.

Then he stops coming home to sleep.


Now it’s even harder to drag himself away. He should be visiting the Burrow: his real home, cosy and lived-in as old shoes. But Draco’s warm and dozy and wearing nothing but bruises in the shape of Ron’s mouth, and he can’t make himself move.

Ron manages not to need his own territory quite so much; he’s carving out a space of his own in Draco’s life, and the place at Draco’s table that’s his and the drawers with his terrible Mad Marvin boxers inside are enough.

Home is where the heart is, so why would he be anywhere else?

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27th-Feb-2010 07:06 am (UTC)
I love this sweet fluff. I think you captured Ron perfectly.

Great job.
28th-Feb-2010 11:17 am (UTC)
Thank you! I love Ron to pieces.
27th-Feb-2010 08:06 am (UTC)
"But Draco’s warm and dozy and wearing nothing but bruises in the shape of Ron’s mouth"...I love that line so much. What a delectable image.

I loved this so much. Short, sweet, and to the point.
28th-Feb-2010 11:33 am (UTC)
:) Ron likes it too.

Thanks! This is why drabble-writing is so good for me - it's practice in not letting myself get carried away and verbose.
27th-Feb-2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
Eee, I love this! I totally see Ron having a coziness-first approach to life, but then shifting for real affection and warmth of heart. Great glimpse into their lives!
28th-Feb-2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much! Ron finding comfort on someone else's terms = true love.
27th-Feb-2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Nice. I like how psychological it is. Great visusal of Draco too. ;)
28th-Feb-2010 11:34 am (UTC)
:) Psychological-insight!drabbles are my favourite.

Your icon is MADE OF CUTE.
27th-Feb-2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Fluff is my favorite, and that was as fluffy as a build-a-bear workshop. Thank you so much! Morning after fic is sweet and so dang rare.
28th-Feb-2010 11:12 am (UTC)
Heh, build-a-bear! Much love for that comparison. I'm glad it made you happy.
28th-Feb-2010 05:38 am (UTC)
God damn, woman. You are ridiculously good at crafting sentences.
28th-Feb-2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
:) What a lovely compliment! How are you?
28th-Feb-2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
You deserve lovely compliments! :3
I'm doing well, aside from romantic woes. I'm excited to have a week-long break from school starting on Friday, even if I don't really deserve it. XD
1st-Mar-2010 09:54 am (UTC)
Yay holiday! That's great. I'm gonna be uber-busy over the next three weeks - campaigning to be on my Student Union's council, plus two big essays - so I'm jealous!

Romantic woes suck. :( *hugs you*
1st-Mar-2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
You can do it!
1st-Mar-2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
This is very heartwarming! :))
2nd-Mar-2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
:) Heartwarming Ron/Draco pleases me, as you can probably tell!
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